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SCWO Insights Series: Women and Employment with Minister Josephine Teo

(L-R) K Thanaletchimi, NTUC Women’s Committee Chairperson, Minister Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs and Ms. Junie Foo (Moderator), SCWO’s 1st Vice-President

On 13th May 2019, SCWO held the 4th installment of the SCWO Insights Series, in partnership with its member organization, the NTUC Women and Family (NTUC WAF). This installment centered upon prominent concerns and matters relating to work and employment from a women-centric angle, and is the first of more collaborations between SCWO and NTUC WAF to support working women. The panel of this dialogue session was led by Minister Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs and Ms K Thanaletchimi, NTUC Women’s Committee Chairperson.

It was a lively and engaging session. Minister Teo shared about the progressive employment practices and broad efforts by the Government that support women in the workplace as well as highlighted the pivotal role of technology in the future of work. Ms K Thanaletchimi provided her valuable insights on labour regulations/policies and schemes that help women remain employable throughout their life stages.

Participants provided an excellent exchange of ideas that embed the potential of enacting a real change to our labour policies and the workplace landscape. Various areas were covered including retirement needs, seniors’ employment, balancing work and family, caregiving responsibilities, flexibility and mobility in work. These discussions clearly showed great desires to fill up these existing gaps and supporting our employees and working women across all life stages.

Let us continue to pursue the best solutions, to keep the conversations going, and to continue working together to leverage on each other’s strengths to collectively make a positive impact in our workplace.

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